Career guidance and counselling is a vibrant practice, which includes diverse professional roles and responsibilities (career counselling, career education, career assessment and information, career service management & social systems interventions). Over the past years, many new approaches have been introduced and tested to improve career support for diverse citizen groups, inspired both by new technologies and other practices.
The main learning aim of this year’s academy will be to introduce participants to a wide range of innovative approaches, which they can embrace in their practice (as practitioners) or training programs (as academic trainers).
Julia Yates: "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy: Adding Value to Contemporary Career Conversations"
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) helps clients to commit to living a values-driven life, and reduces the impact that negative thoughts and feelings have by increasing psychological flexibility. Based on relational frame theory, ACT has been shown to reduce anxiety, increase motivation and help people to identify their values and goals. In this session Julia will explain the principles of ACT, summarise the most relevant empirical evidence, and introduce a technique for using ACT within a one-to-one career guidance session.
Dr Julia Yates works at City, University of London, where she runs the MSc in Organisational Psychology. Julia worked as a career guidance practitioner in schools and universities for 15 years before moving to the University of East London to teach Career Guidance in 2011. Julia’s research interests are in career decision making, the career paths of women, and the application of coaching tools to careers work, and she has written two books on this topic The Career Coaching Handbook published in 2014 and The Career Coaching Toolkit published last year. Alongside her academic career, Julia continues to practice as a career coach, specialising in the careers of women returning to work after a career break.
Jaana Kettunen: "ICT in Career Services - From Delivering Information to Co-Careering"
As technological advances change how individuals explore and acquire information about education, training and work opportunities, there is a pressing need to align new technologies more closely with career services and associated professional practices. New technologies and social media offer significant opportunities for career services, but they also create demand for new competency among career practitioners. In this session Jaana presents an empirically derived conceptual framework to capacity building, taking into account that ICT is used both on a self-help basis and as part of face-to-face and distance service delivery. Practical examples and strategies for developing the necessary skills and competencies for using ICT and social media are presented and discussed.
Dr Jaana Kettunen is a Vice-director and Researcher at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research of the University of Jyväskylä. In her work she has been focusing on the design and pedagogical use of information and communications technology (ICT) in learning and working environments. Her current research focuses on the career practitioners´ ways of experiencing and conceptualizing social media in career services, and aspects that are seen as critical in the successful use of these new technologies in career services. Recently her research has also looked into the ethical practice in social networking and in the role of ICT in relation to national lifelong guidance policies.
Participants can choose from several training workshops, which will be offered in parallel for different target groups. Please click on the workshop titles for more information.
Workshops for Practitioners
Mixed Audience Workshops
Jeanine van Halteren, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
"ESVDC Collage Workshop: An Alternative Approach to Interviewing for Interpretive Research in Career Guidance and Counselling"
Hazel Reid & Anne Chant, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Emma Bolger, University of West Scotland, UK
Christer Langström & Åsa Sundelin, Stockholm University, Sweden
Laurent Sovet, Caroline Arnoux-Nicolas, Nadia Baatouche, Mathilde Baudé & Jean-Luc Bernaud, Paris Descartes University & Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, France
Kristi Kõiv, Triin Peitel, Ari Jussila & Outi Rantanen,University of Tartu, Estonia & Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Master Class (3 Sessions)
Mixed Audience Workshop
"Upravljanje ljudskim resursima i rad sa zaposlenicima starijima od 50" (Master Class on HR management and work with employees over 50; in local language)
Srećko Goić, Ekonomskog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Splitu
"Istraživanje emotivnih zastoja i izazova prilikom perioda tranzicije u procesu karijernog savetovanja odraslih" (Workshop on dealing with emotional impasse and transitional challenges; in local language)
Ružica Madžarević i Ivana Vulić, Euroguidance Centar Srbija
The registration fee covers food and drinks at the academy, the programme, and other printed materials. All prices include 25% VAT.
Early-Bird (until July 31)
Special Rate (2)
(1) Founders are registered supporters of the NICE Foundation, either individuals or representatives of institutional founders (e.g., universities or professional associations). For an overview of the relevant bodies, please consult http://www.nice-network.eu/founders/
(2) The special discount is available for participants with very low budgets, e.g., unemployed students or practitioners with relatively low incomes. Please request a special discount via email to the organizers.